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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fun at the Red Shed

When I moved 4 years ago. I found it easier to replace my Doctor than to replace my Hair Colorist.
So every 8-9 weeks I drive 2 hrs to Ft Worth to have my Highlights done. I've started scheduling this for the same Saturday that the Red Shed Girls have their sale. 2 Birds with 1 stone kind of thing. And with the price of gas, I like to have more than 1 reason to travel to the Metroplex. I arrived at the Red Shed around 10:30, they open at 8:00. So the early birds had already flocked in and out, but I knew that when I decided that I was NOT going to leave home at 6:00am. First thing I did was to find Michelle, Michelle, and Val and say Hi, then to the bathroom. Then time to shop. I love the way they have things set up, so sweet and pretty.

I found a few things that I'll talk about later, but I had the most fun just visiting with like-minded folks. And talking about our upcoming trip to the Junk Bonanza and other fun things we'll do while in Minneapolis. Then I hear someone calling my name and I turn around. There is this cute little gal reminding me of her screen name on the HGTV board. Her name is Carol she and her sister had driven down from Oklahoma to come to the Red Shed Sale. Of course I have to introduce her to Val and the Michelle's and pictures were taken. We visited with Carol awhile and she got some great items.

From L to R Carol, me, Valerie, Michelle and Michelle Jones.
And in case you missed it, Michelle Jones was a winner of a contest to get a project in Country Home Magazine. Unfortunately due to Magazine issues, her projects were cut at the last minute, but they have been featured on their web site here.
I had to leave around 12:30 for the hair thing, and then back to Tyler. On my way home I took the Hwy 19 exit towards Canton. And there just on the right was Laurie Anna's New Store. I had been reading about it online, but didn't realize it was just right there. So I make a U-turn and pop on it. It's getting close to 5:00 by now, but I introduce myself and we hug and I look through the store and visit with Laurie for awhile.

Now you all know how I love clocks, But I also like oversized and undersized objects. I'll have to show you my 5' scizzors someday, Yep I said 5 foot scizzors. Anyway, I just love this giant pocket watch, and may just have to get it.

Most of Laurie's stuff is new, with Antiques here and there for display. Laurie's wonderful at picking out things that are just to die for. Great and unique items for the home.
She's got a wonderful eye for display and her store is just one eye-popping display after another. And such cute things. I encourage you to stop by her place if you are ever
that direction. And she had some Pineapple punch there, that was sooo good. Laurie I need that recipe.
So that was my day. I'll show you my finds and projects later this week.
Here are a couple of great ideas that I picked up at the red shed.
First is from Michelle Jones and she's taken some curtain tie backs, mounted them on the wall to hold a book.

That is a great idea if you have a special book, you want to turn into wall art.

I also loved this item.

I don't know which one of the girls came up with it, I'm loving what I'm seeing done with Lamp shade frames. So many display possibilities. I should start a page with just lamp shade frame ideas. :)

FYI: Ki Nassauer is having a contest over on her blog, Pop over there and enter.


TinaTx said...

Can't wait to see what you picked up at The Red Shed. I wanted to go this time, but it just wasn't in the cards.
Really want to get to Canton to see Laurie Anna's new store too. All in good time. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Hey girl! Your little trek into FTW brought back memories for me. My JH is from Euless (54 years!) Then I lived in Bedford for 10 years! I was still living there when the Red Shed was just opening their doors for business! I haven't been back for several years, except going through DFW Airport. I hear a lot has changed. Glad you guys got to hook up. Have fun at the Junk Bonanza!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Just found your blog and LOVE that red egg basket in one of the many amazing photos. Would love to know what you had an egg basket going for as I'm just starting to collect. :) Will check back daily now. Thanks! Great pics/blog.


Carol said...

MARGO! It was so cool to get to meet you finally! I haven't even looked at my pics yet OR even unloaded my car yet! I got home last night.
BTW, couldn't you have done some air brushing on me in that pic?! Looks like I was talking as usual! LOL!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What fun shops--lucky you to get to visit them! Can't wait to see what treasures you found!


Rosemary said...

Wow Margo,
What a fun day, and highlights too!!!
Thanks for sharing the fun with us.
I think you need that pocket watch.

Vickie said...

Hey - I guess I'm gonna have to go get my highlights in the DFW area! Thanks for sharing all those neat pictures - you're really doing alot of publicity lately! Keep up the good work! Vickie

Ki said...

What fun! I have been so busy planning for the Bonanza, I needed a junking fix. Your blog did just that! Can't wait to see you and the Red Shed gals in Minnesota in a few weeks. That count down clock makes me a little nervous!


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